Entries by jowens

Mother Thankful for Christmas Gifts

A grateful mother recently called The Salvation Army to say thanks: “I have to call and thank you this morning. I am so happy. I’m going through the bag of Angel Tree gifts, and I am just so excited. Thank y’all so much. “Normally I’d be able to afford to buy these things myself for […]

Volunteer Cherishes Angel Tree Program

For years, Jennifer Cotton has volunteered with The Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station in many capacities, but Angel Tree has a special place in her heart. “Volunteering for Angel Tree is one of my favorite activities,” said Cotton. “My favorite part is assuring each child has gifts to open on Christmas and filling in gifts […]

Family’s Journey Leads to New Home in Time for Christmas

Joseph Davis, a single father who home-schools his three children,  entered the Emergency Shelter program at The Salvation Army in Lubbock after months of financial struggles. Due to the pandemic, he was behind on rent and utility bills. Through the Tokens of Hope Rapid Rehousing program, Joseph quickly began working on clearing up past eviction […]

1st Responders Bell Ringing Challenge Helps Tyler’s Needy

Ask any bell ringer why they’re out supporting The Salvation Army and they’ll likely have a good reason or story. For some, it’s a seasonal job to get through the holidays, but for many, there is a heartfelt answer to the question, “Why ring?” In Tyler, Bell Ringers may tell you they have their eye […]

NFL Player Gives Back With “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign

Second year Denver Broncos defensive lineman McTelvin Agim is quick to Remember and recognize The Salvation Army for being there at a time when his family was struggling. “When I was a kid, we had a rough time, a rough patch growing up,” Agim says. The family had no place to live and for about […]